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Special Delivery: Letters of Hope

Once child refugees themselves in war-ravaged Europe after World War II, recipients of the original CARE Packages write letters to Syrian children whose families have fled to Jordan, resulting in some deeply moving connections.

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“Helga made me feel like I exist.”

When 16-year-old Sajeda opened the letter from 87-year-old Helga, she couldn’t have known how it would bridge the distance — and the decades — between them.

“There are good people in this world.”

Former child war refugee Gunter Nitsch, now 78 and living in Chicago, shared his story – and more — with 8-year-old Zaher, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. 

“I have hope when I find someone encouraging me.”

Hope is exactly what Renata Senter wished to express when she wrote to 13-year-old Duha. “I would like to get to know you and hope that I will be able to help you … achieve your goal.”

“You and your family are not alone.”

Joe feels a kinship with 12-year-old Shadi, and it doesn’t end with their shared child-war-refugee experience.